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The Unpredictability of Being Human
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If 14-year-old Malin was God for a day, she wouldn't change much. Dad would still yell; her brother Sigve would still get in trouble, and Mom would still think wine is good for the heart. She'd still...
If 14-year-old Malin was God for a day, she wouldn't change much. Dad would still yell; her brother Sigve would still get in trouble, and Mom would still think wine is good for the heart. She'd still...
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  • If 14-year-old Malin was God for a day, she wouldn't change much. Dad would still yell; her brother Sigve would still get in trouble, and Mom would still think wine is good for the heart. She'd still be friends with Hanna, even if they met shoplifting. Because stuff's okay, mostly. And if He could fix the world, wouldn't God have done it already?

    Darkly comic, striking and compassionate, this is a portrait of small-town Norway, a community that sings with pain, humour, and a whole lot of nothingness, told through the eyes of a unique teenage girl.

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  • Linni Ingemundsen is from Norway and currently works in Malta. She does not know how to draw but is somehow also a freelance cartoonist. Some of her favourite things in life include chocolate, monsters and her yellow typewriter. Linni has lived in three different countries and will never be done exploring the world. She has worked as a dishwasher in Australia, a volunteer journalist in Tanzania and has approximately 2.5 near-death experiences behind her. Still, what truly inspires her writing is her background growing up in a village on the southwestern coast of Norway. Linni began writing her debut novel while on the Oxford Brookes MA in Creative Writing.

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  • The Sunday Times

    Coming-of-age narratives are common, but this is exceptional.

  • The Guardian

    Offer[s] solidarity and gentle encouragement to those who find engagement with the world difficult.

  • Financial Times

    Full of humour and pathos.

  • ReadingZone

    A lovely lilting style and pace.

  • Linda Brown, school librarian, for ReadingZone

    [A] little gem of a book...

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